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President Lincoln used the Second-Floor room now known as the Lincoln Bedroom as his office and Cabinet Room. During the Truman renovation, the room was furnished in the Victorian style, incorporating several Lincoln-era pieces of furniture, including a rosewood bed purchased by First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln for placement in a White House guest room.

In 2002, First Lady Laura Bush initiated the refurbishment of the Lincoln Bedroom. Supported by the White House Historical Association and with the advice of the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, the first lady oversaw the project, during which curators and other specialists used period documents, photographs, and descriptions of the Lincoln-era White House furnishings, wallpaper and carpeting, to recreate a more accurate 1860s décor.

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